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IN THE WORKS: Biopic Lovelace Starts Production in L.A., Adds Cast; Seyfried and Sarsgaard Star

by Anne Thompson
December 20, 2011 1:44 PM
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Linda Lovelace, Amanda Seyfried
Linda Lovelace, Amanda Seyfried

As "Lovelace" started filming in Los Angeles Tuesday, directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman announced their full cast on the official biopic, starring Amanda Seyfried as "Deep Throat" porn star Linda Lovelace and Peter Sarsgaard as her husband Chuck Traynor. New to the cast are Hank Azaria, Bobby Cannavale, Chris Noth and Robert Patrick, who join Wes Bentley, Sharon Stone and Juno Temple.

Documentary filmmakers Epstein and Friedman (“HOWL,” “The Celluloid Closet”) are directing an original screenplay by Andy Bellin (“Trust”).  Heidi Jo Markel (Electric Pictures), Laura Rister and Jason Weinberg (Untitled Entertainment) and Jim Young (Animus Films) are producing the Millennium Films Production, with exec producers Boaz Davidson, Danny Dimbort, Mark Gill, W. Merritt Johnson, Avi Lerner, Trevor Short and John Thompson for Nu Image/Millennium Films. 

"Love and Other Drugs" star Azaria will play "Deep Throat" director Jerry Damiano; "Win Win"'s Bobby Cannavale and "The Good Wife" star Chris Noth will be "Deep Throat" financiers Butchie Peraino and Anthony Romano, respectively, and Robert Patrick ("Terminator 2") will portray Linda’s father, John.

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